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Charlene J. Owen, Contributor
 
November 04, 2012

Juvenile Migraines May Result in Below Than Average School Performance

Parents should start taking their children's headaches more seriously, as these can drastically affect their academic lives. By Charlene J. Owen

Many people perceive migraine as an adult condition, but it seems that it's much more common in kids that we have been led to think.

In a study featured on MedicalNewsToday.com, study leader Marcelo E. Bigal, M.D., Ph.D., of Merck & Co. in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey and his colleagues found that children who suffer from migraine tend to have lower grades in school as compared to those who don’t.

After analyzing data on 5,671 children from Brazil whose ages ranged from five to 12 years, the researchers found that 30 percent are more likely to have below average marks due to chronic, episodic, and probable migraines. Also, poor school performance has been observed in those who experience chronic migraines that last for long periods, and in children who have been wrestling with emotional issues.

Bigal explains, "With approximately one-fourth of school-age children having headaches with migraine features, this is a serious problem, especially for those with frequent, severe attacks that do not subside quickly. Parents and teachers need to take these headaches seriously."

Oftentimes, painkillers and bed rest can alleviate this excruciating condition, but if the pain becomes too unbearable or comes too often in close intervals, it would best to seek the advice of a medical professional.

(Photo by April Sicairos via Flickr Creative Commons)

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